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Liam Grimshaw is not yet ready to make his Morecambe debut when they host Mansfield.

The on-loan Manchester United teenager signed for the Shrimps on a youth deal last week, but he suffered a knock with his parent club which will delay his debut for the League Two side.

Full-back Jordan Mustoe also signed for Morecambe on loan deadline day and he improved his fitness by playing 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek.

None of the Shrimps' long-term injury concerns - Shaun Beeley (hamstring), Stewart Drummond (toe) and Andy Parrish (knee) - played in that contest, although the former is closing in on a comeback. Defender Chris McCready was forced off against Bristol Rovers last time out because of a thigh strain and looks set to miss out as a result.

Mansfield face mounting problems ahead of the trip to Morecambe.

Stags boss Paul Cox will be without a handful of players at the weekend due to injury and suspension.

Full-back James Jennings and midfielder Anthony Howell are banned having amassed 10 yellow cards apiece this season.

Ben Hutchinson is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the campaign with a hamstring problem while Ross Dyer (broken nose) and Paul Black (calf) both suffered injuries in action for the reserve team against Rotherham on Monday.

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League Two Fixtures

Friday, 03 October 2014
19:45
Burton Alb v Cambridge Utd  
Dag + Red v Exeter  
Saturday, 04 October 2014
15:00
Bury v Tranmere  
Cheltenham v AFC W'don  
Hartlepool v Carlisle  
Mansfield v Accrington  
Oxford Utd v Newport  
Plymouth v Shrewsbury  
Southend v Morecambe  
Stevenage v Luton Town  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Burton Alb 10 4 22
2 Wycombe 10 7 21
3 Bury 10 8 20
4 Southend 10 5 20
5 Northamptn 10 5 17
6 Morecambe 10 3 16
7 Shrewsbury 10 4 15
8 Portsmouth 10 2 15
9 Cheltenham 10 1 15
10 Luton Town 10 1 15
11 Mansfield 10 -3 15
12 AFC W'don 10 0 14
13 Stevenage 10 0 14
14 Plymouth 10 3 13
15 Newport 10 1 13
16 Accrington 10 -5 13
17 Exeter 10 -3 12
18 Cambridge Utd 10 2 11
19 Dag + Red 10 -4 11
20 Tranmere 10 -2 9
21 York City 10 -4 9
22 Hartlepool 10 -9 8
23 Oxford Utd 10 -4 7
24 Carlisle 10 -12 6

Updated Mon, 29 Sep 2014

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